21 Rising Nonprofit Stars Welcomed into First Certificate in Leadership Program

Team NLC News

“Leadership is defined as leading a group of people or an organization, but it’s so much more than that. I believe an effective leader embodies self-awareness, social-awareness, compassion, integrity, confidence, empathy, trust and courage. Leadership requires all of these attributes and more. I’m excited to refine my leadership skills in the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s new Certificate in Leadership program.” — …

The One Budget Cut You Shouldn’t Make During a Crisis

Team NLC Tips

During times of crisis and economic hardship, learning and development are often the first items cut when organizations must trim budgets. But why is talent development so easy to deprioritize when it’s the one thing that can help raise more dollars, serve more constituents, and increase employee morale and productivity? Research shows that staff development increases the expertise and productivity …

New Resources to Respond to Nonprofit Needs

Team NLC News, Resources

In an ongoing effort to help nonprofits overcome challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we recently asked nonprofit leaders about their current mindset and most pressing needs. Nearly 100 nonprofit leaders responded to our online survey fielded between May 12 and 19, 2020. The outcome was clear: Nonprofit leaders are looking for supportive and innovative ways to overcome personal anxiety …

11 Books Every Nonprofit Leader Should Read

Team NLC Resources

Lifelong learning is strongly correlated with reading. Research from Psychology Today shows that people who read a lot develop stronger brains, exhibit higher levels of empathy and lead more productive and successful lives. As self-proclaimed lifelong learners at NLC, we recently asked our community to share their favorite leadership books with us. Here are 11 of the best books for …

4 Tips for Breaking Bad Habits in the Workplace

Margarita Sarmiento Tips

We all know a coworker who is consistently late for meetings, a colleague who takes days to respond to emails or the team member who has a negative response for everything. Bad work habits aren’t just common; they’re harmful to every nonprofit or business. But breaking bad habits at work is possible, and it will lead to increased efficiency and …

A Day-in-the-Life of a Student Pursuing Her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Jessica Dvoracsek, Fellow at NLC Stories

“Accounting is the language of business.” Although I’ve heard this phrase many times throughout my career, it has always scared me. I’m not a finance person and I have zero accounting experience. So you can imagine how nervous I felt as accounting week approached in my Certificate in Nonprofit Management graduate program at the University of Tampa. While I came …

New Certificate in Leadership Program Will Prepare Nonprofit Leaders for Greater Success and Impact

Team NLC News

The greatest threat to the future of our nonprofit sector is leadership. It’s also our greatest opportunity. Culture, performance, morale and impact are all dependent on strong leadership. Yet very little exists in our community today to cultivate and equip nonprofit professionals who are transitioning into new leadership roles. That’s why we’re pleased to announce a bold new initiative that …

2020 Leadership Conference: Lead Courageously

Jessica Dvoracsek


  • 2020 Leadership Conference
    October 13, 2020
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

October 13, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time Join us virtually for the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 10th Anniversary Leadership Conference featuring Neil Pasricha, New York Times best-selling author and leading authority on intentional living. CONFERENCE AGENDA 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and opening session State of the Sector | Emily H. Benham, CFRE, FAHP | CEO, Read More

A Year of Impact: 2019 in Review

Emily H. Benham, CEO, NLC News

As 2019 draws to a close, our Nonprofit Leadership Center staff and board of directors have been reflecting on the past year. As a nonprofit organization that exists to support other nonprofits, our success at NLC is a direct reflection of your success. So, what have we accomplished, what have we learned, and what does it mean for our nonprofit …

Five Classes to Make 2020 Your Nonprofit’s Best Year

Team NLC News

We recently asked nonprofit leaders across Tampa Bay to tell us about the most challenging issues facing their organizations and the skills they need to overcome them. Overwhelmingly, our nonprofit community wants assistance improving their organizational culture, enhancing team dynamics and navigating changes in the workplace. “We need to focus on communications styles, teamwork and how everyone isn’t like you …